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Duck The Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special Coming To The Disney Channel

As Donald Duck’s flock of family and friends migrate south for a warmer climate holiday, he stays put to finally experience his first Christmas winter wonderland with the most enthusiastic Christmas reveler ever, Mickey Mouse, and Minnie, Pluto and Goofy.  Although Donald is out of his element in the freezing cold, he wants to do it all – so his pal Mickey creates the ultimate list of everything that will make Donald’s first Christmas great, in a delightfully funny Mickey Mouse cartoon, “Duck the Halls: A Mickey Mouse Christmas Special,” premiering Friday December 9 (8:30-9:00 p.m. EST), on Disney Channel, the Disney Channel app and Disney Channel VOD. It will also be televised Monday, December 12 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on DisneyXD.

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Part of the Emmy Award- and Annie Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoons, the holiday special includes appearances by Uncle Scrooge McDuck, nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie, Professor Ludwig Von Drake, Gus Goose and Santa Claus, among others. It also features a flashback to Mickey’s childhood when he dashed through a Dickensian town pulled on a sleigh by Pluto (as a puppy), greeting townsfolk in a British accent.

Original songs in the special include the jazzy and warm “Joy, O It’s Christmas Time” performed by Mickey wearing a retro sweater vest and hat, and a show-stopping spectacular performed by Mickey and Donald (and featuring Minnie and Goofy), “Jing-a-Ling-a-Ling.”

Emmy Award winner Paul Rudish is the executive producer and supervising director; Todd Popp is the line producer; Alonso Ramirez Ramos and Dave Wasson are the directors. The music is by Christopher Willis. Jenny Gase-Baker and Joseph Holt are the art directors and Illya Owens is the editor. The story was written by Darrick Bachman.

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Watch The DuckTales Teaser Trailer

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Disney Television Animation and DisneyXD have revealed the official teaser trailer for their upcoming DuckTales revival .

The new DuckTales series’ adventures will once again take viewers along as Scrooge McDuck, his curious and mischief-making grandnephews—Huey, Dewey, and Louie—and the optimistic-yet-temperamental Donald Duck embark on high-flying adventures worldwide. Other beloved characters slated to be in the new stories are Duckworth, Gyro Gearloose, Launchpad McQuack, Flintheart Glomgold, Magica DeSpell & Poe, Ma Beagle and the Beagle Boys (Burger Beagle, Bouncer Beagle), Mrs. Beakley, and Webbigail Vanderquack.

“DuckTales has a special place in Disney’s TV animation history,”Marc Buhaj, Senior Vice President, Programming, and General Manager, DisneyXD, previously said. “It drew its inspiration from Disney Legend Carl Barks’ comic books and through its storytelling and artistic showmanship, set an enduring standard for animated entertainment that connects with both kids and adults. Our new series will bring that same energy and adventurous spirit to a new generation.”

A generation’s seminal cartoon, DuckTales led the daily syndicated cartoon block “The Disney Afternoon” with 100 episodes produced from 1987–‘90. An animated theatrical film, DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp, premiered in 1990.

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Mondo Gallery Presents: A Nick-Nick-Nick-N-Nick-Nick-Nick…Nickelodeon Show

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Mondo is thrilled to announce their final gallery show of the year, a new one-week poster exhibit highlighting iconic Nickelodeon properties including gorgeous prints for The Ren & Stimpy Show, SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rocko’s Modern Life, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters and Avatar.

The awesome line-up of artists includes Florian Bertmer, Dave Perillo, Francesco Francavilla, Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, Sachin Teng, Ciro Nieli, Sara Kipin and Janice Chu.

The opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Friday, December 9, from 7:00 – 10:00pm at the Mondo Gallery in Austin, TX (4115 Guadalupe St). The show will run through Saturday, December 17.

Mondo Creative Director Mitch Putnam said “Nickelodeon was a huge part of my childhood. It represented everything cool and rebellious, and parents didn’t know anything about it. We worked with a number of great artists to pay homage to some of the channel’s most influential programming. We hope you have as much fun seeing it as we had making it.”

Mondo will host a special Family Day on Saturday, December 10, from 10am – NOON, featuring a Slime Building Workshop with Mad Science of Austin, face painting, photo booth, coffee and donuts, and more.

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Four 2016-2017 Must-See TV Shows

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Recently the major broadcast networks announced their 2016-2017 lineup of must-see shows and the choices are plentiful. Depending on your proclivities, there is a series that is certain to fit your television watching desires. Whether you prefer comedy, drama, thrillers, or sci-fi, the lineup for 2016-2017 has something for everyone. Here is a sneak peek at some of the most anticipated primetime series that are airing in the upcoming season.

No matter what shows suck you in, thanks to advances in technology, you never have to miss one second of any of your favorite shows. With the use of a DVR, commonly used with local DIRECTV packages, you can record all your favorite shows for watching at a later time. Also, many television providers now also offer on demand options which allow for viewers to watch all their favorite shows at their own leisure.

Disney Channel’s Tangled Television Series

Perfect for the whole family is the Tangled series, which is based on the popular Disney movie by the same name. Many of the original voice actors from the original Disney movie return to lend their voices to the characters we all grew to know and love. Mandy Moore will voice Rapunzel while Zachary Levi rejoins the cast as Flynn Rider, also known as Eugene. Other favorite characters making an appearance in this made-for-tv adaptation include Rapunzel’s feisty chameleon Pascal and Flynn’s loyal steed Maximus. Tangled joins the Disney channel line-up beginning 2017. Check your local listings for details.

Lethal Weapon on Fox

For those who enjoy a good comedy, there is another television adaptation of a popular movie classic coming to Fox Network. This series is one part comedy and one part action and is certain to garner a following among fans of the original Lethal Weapon movie series which starred Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. In the Fox television series, Damon Wayans takes the role of Roger Murtaugh alongside Clayne Crawford who plays Martin Riggs. Lethal Weapon is slated to air right before the popular drama Empire on Fox.

Notorious on ABC

This television drama stars Piper Perabo as Wendy Walker, a cable news producer and her interactions with Mark Geragos, who is played by Daniel Sunjata. Geragos is a well established criminal defense attorney and Notorious lends insight to the intricacies of the interplay between the legal world and the news media.

AMC’s Better Call Saul

The award-winning dramedy follows the life of Jimmy McGill, before he was known as Saul Goodman, attorney to Walter White in the popular tv series Breaking Bad. In Better Call Saul, viewers get a glimpse of the life of Saul Goodman, operating as Jimmy McGill, a struggling criminal defense attorney in New Mexico. Better Call Saul paints the picture of the colored past of Jimmy McGill and his path to becoming a morally flexible lawyer operating a legal practice at a strip mall in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Catch the third season of Better Call Saul on AMC in 2017.

This is just a quick glimpse of the plethora of television series offerings coming in the 2016-2017 season. With so much entertainment available, making good use of a DVR or on demand system may be beneficial. Never miss a minute of your favorite shows and dare to try something new.

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Netflix Now Offering Downloads To Watch On The Go

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Netflix announced this week that members worldwide can now download shows and movies so they can watch them without an internet connection later. And the ability to do so comes in addition to all the usual streaming and at no additional cost.

The new feature is available for phones and tablets on Android and iOS — just make sure to update the Netflix app to the latest version.

“Airplane mode. Road trip mode. Stuck-in-the-subway-for-20-minutes mode,” Netflix announced via Twitter. “Your favorite stories are now available for download any time.”

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Batman Classic TV Series Batmobile Phone Vinyl Bank

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A Diamond Select Toys Release! Your personal Batcave is almost complete, but no Batcave is complete without a bright red telephone! This life-sized vinyl bank, based directly on the red phone seen in the Batmobile on the Batman Classic TV Series, may not connect you with Commissioner Gordon, but it will hold your loose change, thanks to a slot in the top and an access door in the base! Use it to save up for that Batmobile you’ve always wanted!

This item will be released in the Summer of 2017 and retail for $29.99.

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Marvel’s The Inhumans Series Heads To IMAX Theaters & ABC

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IMAX Corp., Marvel Television and Disney|ABC Television Group today announced an innovative agreement to exclusively premiere a new Marvel’s The Inhumans series in IMAX commercial theaters, marking the first time a live-action television series has debuted in this manner.

Under the agreement, a version of the first two episodes The Inhumans series – produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras – will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017. ABC plans to then premiere the weekly series in fall, with additional exclusive content that can only be seen on the network.

The Inhumans, a race of superhumans with diverse and singularly unique powers, were first introduced in Marvel Comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1965. Since that time, they have grown in prominence and become some of the most popular and iconic characters in the Marvel Universe. Marvel’s The Inhumans series will explore the never-before-told epic adventure of Black Bolt and the royal family.

ABC, IMAX and Marvel Television also intend to work together to create a joint marketing and promotion plan for the series across their proprietary media platforms – which would be the first such cross-platform marketing launch of a television series. Today’s agreement also marks IMAX’s first time as a financing participant in a TV pilot and series.

“This unprecedented alliance represents a bold, innovative approach to launching great TV content for a worldwide audience,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney|ABC Television Group. “It highlights Disney|ABC’s unrelenting commitment to finding new and creative ways to showcasing our very best programming and increasing global engagement and reach.”

“This first-of-its-kind multi-platform production, distribution and marketing agreement brings together Marvel Television’s unique brand of entertainment, ABC’s unparalleled audience and IMAX’s brand and global fanboy demographic,” said IMAX CEO, Rich Gelfond. “It also takes our decades-long relationship with The Walt Disney Company to a whole new level, jointly breaking new ground in the industry. We are confident our exhibition partners will be excited to work with us on this innovative launch of a series across the IMAX network.”

“We’re happy to see this unique deal come together, working with our partners,” said Dan Buckley, President, Marvel Television, Publishing & Brand. “In an ever-changing world of distribution and consumption, it’s very exciting to be part of a groundbreaking initiative that takes us to the forefront of this evolution.”

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Batman Animated Series Batwing

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Soaring out of the Emmy Award-winning Batman: The Animated Series, it’s the Batwing ($175)! This sleekly designed replica of the Dark Knight’s amazing, bat-shaped vehicle comes with retractable landing gear, battery-powered interior lights and slide-open cockpit canopy-and now, it can be yours!

Measures Approximately 37″ long x 25″ wide x 6″ tall (with landing gear up).

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This Week’s Entertainment Weekly Cover: CW Superheroes Crossover Event Revealed

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The CW will broadcast a four-show crossover event, which begins in the final scene of the Nov. 28 episode of Supergirl and unfolds over the next three nights in episodes of The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow. Entertainment Weekly visited the set of the massive undertaking and brings you a report in their new issue, on sale this week.

Read more HERE.

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Mondo To Release Daredevil, Jessica Jones & Luke Cage Posters By Matthew Woodson On November 10, 2016

When Mondo first saw Matthew Woodson’s beautiful artwork for the Luke Cage, Daredevil and Jessica Jones vinyl soundtracks, they knew that they’d make for an awesome poster set.

Tomorrow Mondo will have the The Defenders available as screen prints, each featuring a layer of spot varnish to bring different elements of the illustration to life.

You can pick up the posters at a random time tomorrow (11/10) via mondotees.com.

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Daredevil by Matthew Woodson. 18″x24″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. $45

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Jessica Jones by Matthew Woodson. 24″x18″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. $45

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Luke Cage by Matthew Woodson. 18″x24″ screen print with spot varnish. Hand numbered. Edition of 250. $45

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